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School project: Microorganism of the year 2019

Thursday, 19 December 2019 04:16
ÖGMBT celebrated the International Day of Microorganisms - a good occasion to have the "Microorganism of the Year 2019" chosen in a competition Together with Open Science, the ÖGMBT called on pupils to choose the microorganism of the year 2019. School classes were asked to explain what distinguishes the microorganism they had chosen and what makes it so special. There were no limits to the imagination when it came to design - the submission documents could be drawn and designed by hand or worked out electronically. The only important thing was to show what the microorganism of 2019 should be. All submitted works were exhibited at the 11th ÖGMBT Annual Meeting, the most important congress for life sciences and biotechnology with 300 participants, in mid-September at the International Day of Microorganisms in Salzburg. Scientists reviewed and selected the submissions of the children. The winner was the work of Jonas, Jakob,…

EFB Newsletter November 2019

Thursday, 21 November 2019 05:01
  John van der Oost Announced as Plenary Speaker John van der Oost is group leader of the Bacterial Genetics Groups in the Laboratory of Microbiology at Wageningen University. Professor van der Oost is considered pioneer of the “CRISPR revolution” for his fundamental work in the ground-breaking CRISPR-cas technique, and his group has founded methods to remove, add or alter specific genes with accuracy.   Earlybird selection of short talks from submitted abstracts. Outstanding abstracts will be selected for presentation as an Invited short talk earlier than the regular notification date. Deadline for Earlybird submissions: Friday 13th December. Abstract submission If your work is selected you will be informed by Friday 17th January 2020. We hope that this opportunity will help give people plenty of time to secure funding and arrange visas to attend the Congress.   WWW.ECB2020.COM     Please see below the future events planned for EFB members:…

Open letter to the Austrian National Bank

Thursday, 21 November 2019 04:24
The ÖGMBT together with 50 other scientific societies under the umbrella of the Federation of Austrian Scientific Societies (VWGÖ), which represents 28,599 scientists in Austria, protested against the restriction of the support of the Jubilee Fund of the Austrian National Bank. We will stay tuned and report on it.